Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM)

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Established in 2009, the Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM) is designed to encourage management research, education, and knowledge dissemination that are of relevance to management practices locally, regionally as well as globally. The objectives of the Nepalese Academy of Management are to ensure the advancement of knowledge through the collaboration for research, knowledge creation, dissemination, and publications emphasizing interdisciplinary approach in almost all areas of management, entrepreneurship, and economic development. To meet its objectives, NAM engaged in nurturing the development of knowledge locally, regionally, and globally, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience to contribute to their advancement. It facilitates international collaboration and network-building to promote the development of research capabilities and educational activities that contribute to intellectual and operational leadership in the fields.

The Members of the academy are scholars at colleges, universities, and research institutions, as well as practitioners with scholarly interests from business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

NAM organized the first international conference on 10-12, March 2011, with more than 200 delegates representing around 100 worldwide academic institutions from 33 countries. The theme of the first international conference was, “Changing perspectives on management: Revisit the existing and explore the novel ideas”. The conference proceedings were published and released during the conference. Three global management scholarships participated: Chris Brewster of Henley Business School, UK; Garry Bruton of TCU, Neeley School of Business, and Barbara Gastel of Texas A&M University. The conference also had a Faculty Development Program, a CEO development program, and Author-Aid sessions.

The second international conference was held on March 10-12, 2013 with the theme “Reshaping organizations to develop responsible global leadership. 101 research papers from 34 countries were presented in 16 technical sessions and three plenary sessions took place with keynote speakers Prof. Geoffrey Wood of Warwick Business School, University of Warwick; Tony Fang of Stockholm University; Michael J. Morley of the University of Limerick; and Andrew Wang of the University of Hangzho. The conference proceedings as well as the International Journal of Nepalese Academy of Management were released during the conference.

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS-UK) and NAM jointly organized a Doctoral Consortium and Faculty Development Program on 30-31, March 2013 at Kathmandu, Nepal. The consortium was open to a wide range of business-related disciplines including management, economics, and entrepreneurship and development studies. International keynote speakers for this program were Prof. Mike Wright of Imperial College Business School; Prof. Garry Bruton of TCU, Neeley Business School, and Prof. Igor Filatotchev of City University, London.

NAM organized the third international conference on 10-12, March 2015 on “Transforming management system for innovation, development, and governance’. The keynote speakers were Prof. Farok J. Contractor of Rutgers Business School; Prof. Al. Rosenbloom of Dominican University; Prof. Lee Hak-Chun of Dong-A University; and Prof. Karina R. Jensen of NEOMA business school. Altogether 350 participants presented their papers in the conference and conference proceedings as well as the International Journal of Nepalese Academy of Management were released during the conference.

In collaboration with the Strategic Management Society (SMS), the NAM organized a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) inviting research scholars of South Asia.

In collaboration with the International Federation of East Asian Management Association (IFEAMA), the Nepalese Academy of Management organized the 4th international conference on 27-29, March 2017. The theme of the conference was: Knowledge Transfer and Transformation: Global and Local Business for Competitiveness and Social Justice. The keynote speakers were Prof. Jay Barney of the University of Utah; Prof. Will Mitchell of the University of Toronto; Prof. Satish Sharma of Maharaja Group of College; Prof. Hiroshi Hoshino of Kyushu University. Altogether 450 scholars from 35 countries participated and presented 300 research papers and all these are incorporated into conference proceedings and in journals.

In collaboration with IFEAMA and Nihon University, the NAM jointly organized the 5th international Conference on knowledge discourse at Nihon University, Tokyo.

During COVID-19, NAM organized Zoom meetings, Microsoft Team meetings and webinar for research scholars, academicians, and practitioners developing platform to interact about COVID-19 and its consequences locally, regionally and globally.

Advisors of Nepalese Academy of Management

  1. Prof. Chris Brewster, Henley Business School, University of Reading
  2. Prof. Garry D. Bruton, Texas Christian University (TCU), Neeley School of Business
  3. Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School
  4. Prof. Geoffrey Wood, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  5. Prof. Michael J. Morley, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
  6. Prof. Tony Fang, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University
  7. Prof. Katsuhiko Hirasawa, College of Commerce, Nihon University
  8. Prof. Al. Rosenbloom, Dominican University
  9. Prof. Marc Goergen, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
  10. Prof. Felicity Wood, University of Fort Hare
  11. Prof. Karina R. Jensen, NEOMA Business School
  12. Prof. Lee Hak-Chun, Dong-A University
  13. Prof. Yutaka Takakubo, College of Commerce, Nihon University
  14. Prof. Barbara Gastel, Texas A&M University
  15. Prof. Satish Sharma, Maharaja Group of College

Contact person of Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM)

Founding President of NAM:

Prof. Dr. Dev Raj Adhikari

Member Secretary of University Grants Commission of Nepal.

Ph: 00977-9851052286; E-mail:

Founding Secretary of NAM:

Prof. Dr. Dhruba Kumar Gautam

Professor of Management, Central Department of Management, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal

Ph: 00977-9851023031;  E-mail:

Corresponding Address: ; P. O. Box: 12719, Kathmandu, Nepal.